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Jesús Muñoz Morcillo

Research Fellow and Lecturerat Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Jesús Muñoz Morcillo is a classicist, art historian, and science communicator. His first degree (Licenciatura) was in Classics at the Department of Classical Philology and Indo-European Languages of the University of Salamanca, Spain (2001). After a year as DAAD awardee at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany, specializing in epicurean philosophy, he obtained a Master’s degree (2008) in Art History, Media Theory, and Aesthetics, and a PhD degree from the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany (2015). In 2009, he joined ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is currently a research fellow at ZAK and a lecturer at the Institut für Kunst und Baugeschichte at KIT.

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Muñoz Morcillo has developed several interdisciplinary projects on public communication of science and the arts at the KIT, such as “New Media and Public Communication of Science”, “InsideScience – Public Science in Collaborative Research Projects”, “e-Installation – Synesthetic Documentation of Media Art via Telepresence Technologies, or “Authenticity through VR-based Documentation of Cultural Heritage”.  Muñoz Morcillo also wrote the first monograph about the American-German artist Stephan von Huene who is known as a pioneer of cybernetic arts, especially through his sound and kinetic machines.